Monte Goulding wrote:

>> On 13 Feb 2018, at 11:56 am, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> something more sensible
>
> We already have:
>
> open file for “utf-8” text
>
> There was some discussion of implementing “file+<encoding>:/path
> /to/file” style urls to avoid having to use binfile and textDecode
> and manual line ending wrangling.
>
> Also if there is a BOM then the unicode encoding can and is worked
> for file: urls and open file for text. It’s when there’s no BOM and
> no explicit encoding specified that the engine defaults to legacy
> native encodings.

More reasonable indeed. With all the complicated examples floating around I'd forgotten about the "open file" addition. Nice.

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 Richard Gaskin
 Fourth World Systems
 Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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